CORONAVIRUS: OBEY GOVT, STAY AT HOME AND MAINTAIN GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE ON THE PLATEAU. I URGE YOU ALL—HON. SAMUEL DALYOP

By: Reuben Egbah,

A member of Riyom Local Government Transition Management Committee, Chaired by Hon. Mafeng Gwallson, has called on Plateau citizens to save themselves by staying at home and maintain good personal hygiene, as measures towards controlling the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hon. Ezekiel Samuel Dalyop, Member of the Management Committee of Riyom LGC, Plateau State, gave this advice in an exclusive interview with REALITY NEWSPAPER, on the 28th of March, 2020, in Jos, the state capital.

Speaking on the efforts the Committee has put in towards the course of preventing the people of Riyom from the pandemic, Hon. Samuel Dalyop said, “We have started taking measures towards the prevention of this pandemic as it is a global challenge.

“We in the Local Government Area, specifically, it is our number one role to sensitize our people in the rural areas on how to take accurate preventive measures towards this pandemic.”

Hon. Dalyop, who is the Supervising Councilor of the Department of Water, sanitation and Hygiene, (WASH) Riyom LG, in his words of encouragement to the citizens of Plateau State, advised citizens not to wait only for government’s plans to keep them at home, but to also help themselves by staying at home and maintaining the laid down hygiene guidelines.

THE HAND WASHING BY EXAMPLE

“I can’t say exactly, but I know that the government has a very good plan towards the people of Plateau State by asking them to stay at home. Even without the government doing something or having plans for our own safety, personally, it is encouraging for one to be at home and maintain the hygiene guidelines.

“Thank God for the government, for having it as a key role of saving the people of the State from this global pandemic by putting in place policies of stay at home and maintaining the hygiene guidelines as measures towards controlling the spread of Covid.19.

“Our government, led by his Excellency, Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, is up and doing and I believe that, with the first step of asking schools and other activities to close down means the state is combat ready against the pandemic, if it hits the state.”

Hon. Dalyop , emphasized that, even though the government has asked its citizens to stay at home, there are other activities and businesses like, food stuff selling, food vendors and other sensitive departments in the state, which are allowed to operational, while stressing that, hygiene guidelines need to still be maintained in such environments too.

“We the people of the WASH department are leading by practically maintaining these hygiene guidelines in our homes, environment and any where we find ourselves to show to our people that Coronavirus is real.

“To this end also, I have also provided washing hand kits and sanitizers in my community.”

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